Annual Physicals Exams: What to expect?
- Osteoporosis Screening
- Alcohol Screening
- Smoking review
- Prostrate, Breast and Pap Screening
- Asthma screening ( if applicable )
- EKG (if applicable)
- Family/Personal History
- Obesity screening
- Depression screening
- Hearing Screening
- Vision Screening
Well Woman Exams include Pap Smears
Well Child Exams are different and do not include all that an Annual Physical Exam does for an adult
A physical is defined as a wellness exam only:
Discussions of abnormal blood-work or test findings, changes of medication, and counseling of any kind are not part of the physical exam. These are considered separate visits by the insurance companies, which means it is required that we bill for these services separately. If we perform any of these tasks during the Annual Physical Exam, this may or may not result in your insurance company requiring us to charge you a co-pay or fee for that part of the visit.
You always have the option of scheduling a separate office visit to have these discussions on a day separate from your physical; we prefer to do this at the same time, however, to save you a trip.